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5th-May-2008 10:22 pm
Reborn - Man Topped By Cat, Reborn - Meow
Full-day hearing tomorrow, so full-time stress-meter on today, much helped by meeting elvaron and M for lunch. ♥

Today is a special day, because it marks my time as a trainee lawyer finally and unbelievably coming to an end. Also noteworthy for the fact that Hibari's birthday fell at some point in the past few days when I was staring non-stop at injunction research. ONE DAY WHEN I GROW UP will I be able to bite people to death all by myself? ♥ One day, too, I will make a post about how my EPIC EMO at my occasionally not being able to do what the boss wants rivals Gokudera's in laughability, but then I tell myself to stop being internally hysterical and to stop kicking myself dammit and to take a deep breath, because I'm still learning and I will have to learn to forgive myself for making mistakes once in a while and not beat myself up viciously about it.

So anyway! All trainee lawyers have to complete this checklist of To-Do Things that are supposed to give us the right grounding and adequate experience in the profession (the checklist annoys me to no end because A LOT of what I do was never covered by the checklist. WHAT KIND OF CHECKLIST leaves out discovery and keeps due diligence in, for godssakes?! A CHECKLIST DRAFTED BY A CORPORATE LAWYER, OBVIOUSLY). So this checklist is supposed to remind you that you need to learn about court etiquette and how to dress and conduct yourself in court and I am: You know, I CAN THINK OF MORE FUN WAYS IN WHICH TO LEARN THAT. LIKE:



which of these people won't get kicked out of court?



Highlight for answers:

Yamamoto, Tsuna and Lambo get kicked out of court. Reborn and Colonello can stay if they take off their hats.

But of course, if they're not actually appearing in court they can wear whatever they want. ♥ THAT IS TO SAY IF THEY have only come along for the show, they're okay.




And ohgod today I laughed so hard at THIS, in America's Sweethearts:

Narrator: Justice never tasted so sweet...
...as in The Bench.

Catherine Zeta Jones, as a wide-eyed defendant: I didn't do it. I'm innocent. Why won't anyone believe me?!

John Cusack (as her attorney): I object!

Judge: You're out of order!

John Cusack: No, you're out of order!
I object to the way my client has been treated.
I object that I've let my professional judgment...
...become clouded by my feelings for her.
I object to the way the room spins when she walks in.
I object, Your Honor, because I love this woman!

Aaaand then the attorney and the witness share a passionate kiss on the witness stand.

... AND THEN I LAUGHED SO DAMN HARD.


and because I HAD TO SAY it:


your fantasy, my reality: or, why you shouldn't try this in court

There was, in fact, a lawyer in my jurisdiction who developed a less-than-professional relationship with his client in exactly this manner, and it led to him being disbarred. Didn't help that this was a divorce case and her husband was attempting to reconcile with her. In other words, you can and do get kicked out of the profession for antics like these.


One of the nightmare cases I worked on recently resurrected in a most horrifying manner. When I picked up the printouts at the common printer my blood ran cold AND:





WE FOUGHT SO HARD TO BRING AN END TO YOU

WHY WON'T YOU JUST STAY DEAD ALREADY


Also and when I came home and dazedly told my mom, "One of our cases resurrected." ... she thought I was talking about a patient.
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5th-May-2008 02:58 pm (UTC) - this is my omg ILUsomuch icon ♥
♥♥♥ You're such a sweetheart, y'know that? ♥ For, you know, putting up with fandom-crazed trainee lawyers on a regular basis. *grin*
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5th-May-2008 03:26 pm (UTC) - ENDLESS ICON LOVE
You know, I need to tell you every day that you're wonderful, because you're THAT AND SO MUCH MORE. ♥

*GRIIIIN* ♥
5th-May-2008 03:00 pm (UTC)
ohmygod ohmygod was your patient client wearing a loincloth and did he have holes in his hands and feet?!

*snerk*
5th-May-2008 03:18 pm (UTC) - OH MY GOD HIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!! ♥
Funny you should say that: I did have the impression that one of the parties involved thought he was THAT VERY MAN from the way he was carrying on! ;)
5th-May-2008 03:06 pm (UTC)
Your case must have RESURRECTED itself with the BURNING POWER of its DYING WILL!!!

Uh, I mean. Good luck? KILL IT GOOD THIS TIME.

I didn't know you were called to the bar today! WHOOHOO! *confettis~* Wait, um, so did you find someone else to do your certificate of good character? Or... was a signature not needed? XD;
5th-May-2008 03:17 pm (UTC)
NO NO NO NO

NO DYING WILL RESURRECTION

THIS ONE CAN DIE AND STAY DEAD

MY MISERY IS YOUR AMUSEMENT Y YOU SO MEEEEAAAAAAN TO ME

THIS IS HOW I FEEL RIGHT NOW



Fortunately (or not) I have been et up by an even bigger case that is the Millefiore to this case's Varia Ring Battle, and another case, so am largely spared from the Belphegor situation.

*grin* I've not been called yet: I've just finished serving the training period. I'm one of the earliest to finish because I never took sick leave - and well, just never took leave and never had a day off. (Did you know that our forms refer to "my master" and ALL THAT GOOD STUFF?) Being called to the bar takes place several weeks later.

! It's all right! ♥ I've settled it, and it's okay. ♥
5th-May-2008 03:28 pm (UTC)
... I DIDN'T MEAN TO MOCK YOU. ;_; Much. And ahaha, what, that doesn't sound good either, FOCUS ON THE MIILEFIORE and let someone else deal with the resurrected Varia :( (SIC REBORN ON IT - wait, do you have a Reborn? XD;)

-> Yamamoto cannot step up to bat because is neither a lawyer nor rilly an assassin, I LOSE ORZ

Ahhh, I see. XD ... Chris, why are you such a workaholic HOW DO YOU GET ANY SLEEP AT NIGHT? And ok then, was just checking in case I'd missed out on anything. ^^;
5th-May-2008 03:42 pm (UTC) - HAHAHAHAHA THIS IS THE GOKUDERA-TOPPED BY RANDOM ANIMALS ICON CHAIN
Totally named my icon's keywords after yours, by the way. *wink* I THOUGHT THEY WERE HILARIOUS AND THAT ADAPTATION IS SOMETIMES THE BEST FORM OF "OMG I LOVE WHAT YOU DID."

Oh, sweetheart: I stay sane because there are people like you who mock me and therefore keep my feet firmly on the ground. ♥

I don't need a Reborn, all I need is Tenth. And you. ♥

*GRIN* ACTUALLY no one comes to mind when I think "Reborn". I think in terms of groups because we work in teams, so I interpret Boss-speak as, "The Millefiore are currently wiping the floor with the Cavallone, and when they're done with them they'll come for us, SO WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO WORK A LOT HARDER TO FORTIFY OUR DEFENSES. GATHER IN THE WAR ROOM NOW."

... which is actually quite true, because our case-specific rooms are actually called War Rooms.

I get enough sleep at night because if I don't, I can't work the next day. (THIS IS A TRUE STORY) This is why I force myself to go to bed. XDXDXD XD! It just so happened that during my training period I fell conveniently sick on weekends.

♥ Thank you so much! Your assistance was very much appreciated. ♥
5th-May-2008 04:08 pm (UTC) - YOU KNOW HE LOVES IT
But I'm all out of topped-Gokudera icons already. XDXDXD AND YOU CAN PLAGARISE MY KEYWORDS ANYDAY, BABY~

It's ok, even if i didn't mock you, Eve could do a great job all by her lonesome. XDXDXD LOVE IS PAIN

FAMIGILIA BATTORU! ... But at least it's better to be fighting in a team than alone, right? And hee, the most WE have is a mission room, though I suppose if we had enough SPACE for more meeting rooms, they'd totally have a war room as well. XDDD

That's totally not fair! WHAT'S THE USE OF GETTING SICK IF YOU CAN NEVER GET TIME OFF WORK/SCHOOL? :O
6th-May-2008 03:27 pm (UTC) - WHAT PART OF THIS FACE SAYS "I LOVE THIS", HUH?!?!?!?!
also and oh! AS I PROMISED:

I'm Yours, Jason Mraz (mediafire).


THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT YOU KNOW, this song was never a Yamamoto song until you said it sounded like one to you and NOW I CAN'T UNSEE IT.

*RAEG*

(XD)

I'm terribly unfussy, you can keep using the same topped!Gokudera icon all the time and I will still be :D :D :D I ACTUALLY REALLY LIKE THE ONE YOU'RE USING NOW because it comes from this scene: I have a photographic memory for anything Gokudera/Tsuna, and it's a talent that was MADE to be exploited :D

... Eve. WITH LOVE LIKE THAT, WHO NEEDS PAIN?!?!?!

Fighting in a team is fun, but mostly I'm focused on the battle and very, very tired. *laughs* ;)

MISSION ROOM SOUNDS COOL TOO! ;)

OH AND ALSO WE NEED MORE SPACE. RUNNING OUT OF WAR ROOMS.

I KNOW, RIGHT? But sick time counts against the number of days we need to serve. (And time taken off on Mondays and Fridays counts as THREE DAYS off because they do this to prevent us from taking off on those days).

Edited at 2008-05-06 03:28 pm (UTC)
5th-May-2008 03:39 pm (UTC)
*snuggles you* *wants to say, "Stop thinking about law so much, dammit!"* *cannot, because law is your life and I cannot take your life away from you* *instead, says*

DUDE! Stop being so hard on yourself! *hugs* ALSO, get regular breaks to ensure that you don't break down, or the balance of life will threaten you with illnesses which = you cannot go to work!

*snuggles*

Damn. I has to read Reborn! to unnerstand your subtle references. Oh well. What's one more manga? XD Ganbatte with killing that case ded!
5th-May-2008 03:46 pm (UTC) - HIIII SWEETHEART ~!
I LIGHT UP LIKE A BURNING FLAME TO HEAR YOU SAY YOU HAVE TO READ REBORN. ♥ NEXT TIME WE MEET, I WILL BURN THE REBORN MANGA FOR YOU? ♥ AND ALSO THE PRETTIEST DOUJIN GAME EVER CREATED. ♥

You're such a sweetheart. ♥ For understanding. ♥ You're part of my life too, you know? No less important than work. ♥ Thank you for being around to smack some LIFE into me: and for being such an awesome person to watch Blades of Glory in the open air with! ♥ (OHGOD HOW MUCH DID I LOVE THAT WE COULD ASSOCIATE SO MANY CANON SCENES WITH SPECIFIC FANFICTION)

I do actually wish I could take a break once in a while, but until I'm properly called, I still can't take leave. *laughs!* I think.
5th-May-2008 04:41 pm (UTC) - *chu~*
Hee~ Nah, itz okeh because I have mai sources for scanlated manga i.e. here I SAW WHAT YOU DID THERETHAT DOUJIN GAME YOU POSTED AND I WANTED IT AND HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR SOME SPACE TO PUT IT (my hard drive is full again but it will soon be un-full come clean up Day!) XD IT IS TEH PRETTEH. ♥ THANK YOU!

♥ Aw. Now you're making me all blushy XD ♥ ILU SO MUCH, you know that? ♥ (XD YES I KNOW XDDD I STILL SPORFLE AT THAT XDDD)

*pouts* *relents* Oh well, as long as you're taking care of yourself. *hugs & snuggles*

5th-May-2008 04:20 pm (UTC)
My checklist is like, blank ): Because all the work I do is APPARENTLY NOT LAWYERING.

*crawls off*
5th-May-2008 06:01 pm (UTC)
*hugs* CONGRATS! I'm done in 2 weeks XD I did my checklist last week. I didn't do a lot of the things on the list b/c the place I'm at a place does not exactly let me do some of the things. All I could think of after I completed the list was (1) "thank goodness I was in a crim firm before articling and picked up all the other skills", (2) "I am so screwed when I get called to the bar and start working for another firm--they'll find out I'm unqualified and a total fraud!", and (3) "I'm getting my arse sued in 5 years or less".

When's the big call day for you? Did you buy your gear yet? Seriously, I had this conversation with the robes people:
Robe person: Your total comes to $$$$$$. Since you are a student, you get a student discount of 50%. So you have just bought $$$$$$ worth of merchandise for $$$.
Me: That's my entire salary for two months.
Robe person: But you'll make it back in no time!
Me: I haven't found a firm to take me on as an associate yet.
Robe person: The robes will last you 20-30 years so it'll cost only $1 per day!
Me: But in the meantime, I must pay interest of XXX% on the debt accumulated to buy the robes and pay for other living expenses.

Apparently, I needed to wear the robes to sign the court rolls. Urgh. So cumbersome! Ah well...my robes kind of remind me of the dementor robes from Harry Potter--black, grim, and light. The flow around behind you as you stride through the courthouse. Not to menion, the court process probably sucks the souls and pocket book out of the poor people involved in ugly lengthy litigation.
5th-May-2008 07:23 pm (UTC) - *does not really understand the full scale of what is going on
but cheers for your completion of The Lawyer Training*
5th-May-2008 09:46 pm (UTC)
What? Why would John Cusack star in such a film. D8;;;;;;
6th-May-2008 12:09 am (UTC)
Hahaha that movie is about ACTORS acting and uhhh sorta 4th wall in a way so that's why they have the super trashy scenes in it for the fun of it.
6th-May-2008 07:43 am (UTC) - :D
Congratulations on your completion! ♥ ^^
6th-May-2008 07:52 am (UTC)
Now that I own all the Phoenix Wright games I can help but think of you when I look at them. ;_;

I know. I'm a dork.
6th-May-2008 07:58 am (UTC)
god, chris, applying the rule of law to hitmen is always dangerous, reborn could kill you for attempting to touch his hat XD;; (but i approve! that was utterly hilarious ahahaha)

also i see your comment to lacewood and conclude you are sloooowly turning to the 8059, or at least the 80. ADMIT IT IT IS GOOD. (especially with TYL!yamamoto, who is dark beyond all kinds of sharky dark, i would like to write him topping squalo mightily and angrily and possibly bloodily, but alas, no tiem.)
6th-May-2008 03:42 pm (UTC) - why hello there, stranger ♥
HELLO THERE, SWEETHEART ♥ DO YOU KNOW YOU GAVE ME A COMPLETE HEART ATTACK WITH THIS COMMENT because I was, "OHGOD! WHO IS THIS! WHO IS THIS PERSON WHO IS USING A YAMAGOKU ICON AND SOMEHOW CLEARLY KNOWS ME REALLY WELL BUT WHO - WHO IS IT?!"

and y'know what? I hovered over your profile and it showed me your Sephiroth default icon and I was, "OH, IT'S YOU! ♥♥♥♥"

Also, because I remember that you're occasionally on the hunt for new music, and if you haven't heard or don't have this: I'm Yours, Jason Mraz (mediafire). ♥ It's a laidback lazy happy song, and if it were humanly possible I would give you good vibes and sunshine and INCREDIBLY LONG HUGS through this song IF I CANNOT DO IT IN PERSON.

Reborn would kill me anyway! I MIGHT AS WELL DIE FOR AN INSANE CAUSE. ♥ XDXDXD

and as for the alleged yamagoku content of my comments

....

*TWITCH*

NO I DON'T WANT TO ADMIT IT, I WANT TO BE IN VIOLENT VOCIFEROUS DENIAL ALL THE TIME

(I'm naturally bloody-minded and born stubborn and also completely Tenthcentric for real and deep down inside made out of the kind of stuff that starts PAIRING WARS)

BUT I WOULD go yamagoku for YOU. ♥ Not for the sake of the pairing, but because I love you so much. I JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW THAT.

BUT YOU KNOW. I THINK. DARK!TYL!YAMAMOTO WOULD BE. SO HOT. ♥ And I think I would love him SO MUCH if he turned out to be COMPLETELY PSYCHOTIC TEN YEARS LATER. But I am also kind of of two minds about it, because I want Yamamoto to always be my happy sunshine boy, to keep smiling no matter what, and to be, you know, sweetheart:

Don't forget that smile

I want you to be able to smile like that again.



'k, sweetheart? *loves*
6th-May-2008 08:40 pm (UTC)
can I effin' add you as my new friend? YOU ROCK SO HARD *lurks/stalks/fangirls/whatever*
7th-May-2008 06:23 pm (UTC) - thanks much
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thats it, brother
8th-May-2008 12:08 pm (UTC) - ... comment button, where are you? T__T
Sometimes I just want to sit and stare at your LJ as if it's alive, because something that doesn't have a heart beat shouldn't be able to make me this incredibly HAPPY. ♥

I love you. :)

I wish I had more time and energy to be a better friend to you. I promise I will make things up to you as soon as I get my butt in Singapore. OH GOD HOLIDAY, WHERE ARE YOU.

I know you understand... but I still feel really awful about how little we actually manage to talk these days.
12th-May-2008 10:29 am (UTC)
25th-May-2008 10:37 am (UTC) - *gives a daisy*
I wanted to show you this icon which I found on the Abyss LJ comm. ^^
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